Topic: Insulting the innovator (Shaykh Rabee)

IbnNathaniel    -- 01-26-2011 @ 8:50 PM
  In the name of Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem

   Below is a question that was presented to Shaykh Rabee (may Allah preserve him)about insulting the innovator, along with the Shaykh's answer.

Question: Is it permissible for us to insult the one the people of knowledge insult?

Answer: Insulting, no, don't insult, but if he has been declared an innovator and you need to clarify his matter to advise the people, then clarify. Say about him, so and so is a mubtadi (innovator). So and so has with him this and that. As for insulting, then no (don't do it). Do not insult him. If he insults him, you donýt insult him. If he gives a ruling on him, and it is the truth about him, and if you see people being harmed by him, then it is mandatory for you to clarify his situation until the people are warned from his evil, and they are safe from his evil. As for insulting then no, it does not benefit.


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